Jason Del Rey

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Retail Tech Startup Swirl Raises $8 Million Round Led by Hearst Ventures

Hearst Ventures is leading an $8 million investment in Swirl, a commerce-focused startup that helps brick-and-mortar retailers target offers to shoppers on their mobile phones. Swirl previously raised a $6 million round last summer from SoftBank Capital, General Catalyst and Longworth Venture Partners.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald